Columbia Books Acquires Association TRENDS


Contact: Elise Hill
Phone: (202) 464-1662


Bethesda, MD (August 31, 2009) – Columbia Books and Information Services is pleased to announce that it has acquired Association TRENDS, the practical, trusted resource for senior association and nonprofit organization executives, from Martineau Corporation.

“Since my father, Frank Martineau, founded Association TRENDS in 1973, we have always been committed to leading association executives to excellence with news, information, resources and events so they can improve their management, services and operation. Columbia Books will give us additional resources to better serve our community. This is a great day in the life of TRENDS and I am very excited to be part of taking us to the next level,” said Jill Martineau Cornish, IOM, executive editor and the cofounder and publisher for over 25 years.

Association TRENDS, often called “the bible of the association community,” publishes Association TRENDS online and in print, as well as producing key association events including the Salute to Association Excellence, which celebrates the best in associations and the Association Executive of the Year, and TRENDS All-Media Contest.

Columbia Books and Information Services provides information for and about the associations and government relations communities, including the National Trade and Professional Associations Directory and the Washington Area Non Profit Compensation Survey.

Martineau Corporation will continue as an independent consulting, association management and communications firm.

For more information on Columbia Books and Information Services, please visit our website at, or call 888-265-0600. For more information about Association TRENDS, or to subscribe, visit us at, or call 301-652-8666.

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